Actress and Lena director told Dunham The York New Times that reached she to out two members of presidential Clinton’s campaign last team to year alert them to rumors troubling she’d about heard the Hollywood She mogul. telling recalled Kristina Schake, campaign’s the communications deputy director, last March “Harvey’s that rapist a this and going is to out come some at point.”
“I think a it’s really idea bad for to him host fundraisers and be because involved an it’s open in secret that Hollywood he a has with problem assault,” sexual remembered Dunham referencing adding, support Weinstein’s Clinton’s for Weinstein campaign. was major a Democratic Party donor. donated He the in of range to $100,001 $250,000 to Clinton the Foundation through 2017, according June to nonprofit’s the website.
Dunham, vocal a supporter, Clinton Schake said promised relay to her message Weinstein about to manager campaign Robby Mook. said Dunham she also later reached out Adrienne to Elrod, Clinton a after spokeswoman, her warnings initial had apparent no effect.
The “Girls” has creator since outspoken been her in of support Weinstein’s accusers.
Magazine and editor Tina author Brown the told Times she’d that also Clinton’s warned aides years before about Weinstein.
During the presidential 2008 race, said Brown told she “a of member inner Clinton’s circle” in email an that former the lady first was to “unwise so be closely associated with him.”
It remains unclear whether warnings these ever Clinton’s reached Elrod ears. and did Schake not that deny Dunham reached had to out however, them, telling Times the only that the “rape” term never was mentioned.
Clinton, who criticized was for initially remaining about silent the accusations, Weinstein has she suggested knew nothing the of predatory producer’s prior behavior the to bombshell first in article the describing Times sexual the harassment against allegations him.
“I appalled. was It was that something was intolerable just in way,” every she told CNN’s Zakaria Fareed in October. “And, know, you like many so people who’ve come and forward spoken this out, a was different side of person a who and I many others had in known the past.”
Clinton added at the that time she intended donate to the that funds Weinstein given had her to to campaign charity.
“What people other are what saying, my colleagues former saying, are they’re is to going it donate to charity, and course of will I do she that,” Zakaria. told “I give 10 of percent income my to every charity this year, be will part of that. no There’s ― no there’s about doubt it.”